The Recovering Pessimist

Helping pessimists see the bright side of life without losing their "half empty" roots.

Prioritizing in 2019

Dec
31

My 2019 mantra is inspired by the madness that was 2018. I made 10 goals for 2018. I was excited for 2018 to begin. Each week, I blocked out time in my planner to work on my goals. I was making things happen from January to the end of March.  

April arrived. My productivity shifted. I found myself blocking off less time in my planner. Working on my 10 goals turned into me only working on four goals, which I accomplished. The six remaining goals never made it out of the planning phase. 

Why?

I didn’t prioritize.

Once I worked past the realization, I started planning on how I wanted to prioritize in 2019. There are two ways I want to make this happen: 

Streamline My Goals

Making 10 goals last year was overwhelming To avoid that in 2019, I’m making 2-3 core goals that I can work on throughout the year. I also want to make smaller goals that I’ll accomplish in a shorter timeframe. Speaking of time…

Be Mindful of My Time

It’s wasteful to block off hours at a time to get something done. I’m more productive at night, but that’s not always possible. If I know I have a certain amount of hours to be productive, that’s what I have to work with. Once that time is up, I can keep working if I feel like it. But I don’t force it.

Oftentimes, it’s a simple solution to a difficult problem that eludes us. Don’t overthink it. If you need to step away in order to figure things out, do it.

Cheers to 2019!

 

28,835 Days of Being Present

May
18

My weekday consists of going to work, working, and going home. Weekends consists of errands, spending time with friends, and relaxing.  I definitely don’t make good use of my free time.

Then I saw the video below on my timeline that reminded me that I need to be more present:

After I watched the video, I legit reprimanded myself for wasting so much time over the years. Yes, naps are awesome, but those minutes could be spent doing something that would help me accomplish my goals.

How did you feel after watching the video? Share your thoughts in the comments and let’s chat!

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